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Our Heritage

Our history begins in 1961 when Francis (Frank) Michael Conway took the bold decision to replace his family car with a lorry. A change that laid the foundations of a market-leading, innovative family business.

Frank’s single-minded determination prevailed to establish a great company with a great ethos and a passion for people. A sentiment continued by Frank’s son, Michael Conway, who took over the company in 1981. Michael’s commitment to succeed was palpable, increasing company turnover to £1,000,000 in just four years.

Michael’s forward-thinking views on the industry helped to change attitudes and deliver growth. His self-delivery philosophy was unique and his creativity for using recycled materials was unprecedented. It is these visions that have developed and driven the company, whilst maintaining a striving family business.

Fast forward 60 years and FM Conway has grown and changed significantly since 1961, we are still building on our values that we’ve always retained, relying on our spirit, grit, innovation and perseverance to succeed.

As we continue to look to the future, we must not forget where we came from and it is through the challenges and successes, and most importantly the great people at the heart of what we do, that has made the FM Conway story worth sharing.

From one man and a lorry, to one of the leading infrastructure services companies in the UK, the first 60 years of FM Conway has been an exciting journey and one we want to share with you in our company book ‘Going the Extra Mile’.